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New Funding to Support Curing Hep C among People of Color Living with HIV

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HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau recently announced two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), supported with resources from the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund, that will support the development of comprehensive jurisdiction-level hepatitis C (HCV) screening, care, and treatment systems for HIV/HCV coinfected people of color. Between 20-25% of people living with HIV in the United States are coinfected…

The Next Step – Making the Most of Your Coverage

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Millions of Americans are gaining health coverage every year. Between 2013 and 2014, African Americans and Latinos saw the largest declines in uninsured rates[1]. During the 2016 open enrollment period, over 2.2 million individuals of color selected plans through the Marketplace[2]. Getting coverage is a big accomplishment, but it is just the first step. Regardless…

HRSA Funding Opportunity to Support Leadership Training for People Living with HIV

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Hodgins thinks that one young voice is not enough. “Testing empowered me,” she says. “It can empower other young people [living with HIV]…we need to get together so our voices can be heard.” —Antigone Hodgins Dempsey, Your daughter’s voice , Mother Jones Nov/Dec 1993 The quote above was from an interview that I did at…

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund Supports SAMHSA Effort to Enhance Syringe Services Partnerships

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The Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) supports efforts to prevent new HIV infections and reduce drop-offs along the HIV care continuum for racial and ethnic minorities who bear a disproportionate burden of HIV disease. With SMAIF resources, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced the availability of supplemental funding to…

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Join the Twitter Chat!

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and Altarum and NMAC are taking to Twitter to spread the word about viral hepatitis, particularly in minority communities. Millions of Americans in every community are living with viral hepatitis. While anyone can be exposed, being informed about which communities are disproportionately impacted can help focus…

Meet the 5 Men that are putting a “Positive Spin” on HIV

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Thanks to advances in HIV treatment, people living with HIV who are diagnosed early, linked to care, prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART), and stay adherent to their medication are able to live healthy lives and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. Positive Spin is nominated for a Webby Award . We created this listicle to celebrate…

National Transgender HIV Testing Day – Chandi Moore CDC Blog & Twitter Chat Today at 3:00 PM (EST)

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Editor’s Note: From CDC’s Doing It – an HIV testing and prevention campaign.   It’s Our Time – The Transgender Community and HIV/AIDS By: Chandi Moore, Health Education Associate at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles On a recent episode of ‘I am Cait,’ I shared about my past and how difficult my journey has been….

Acting HHS Assistant Secretary for Health: Statement on National Minority Health Month

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Contact: OASH Press Office 202-205-0143 ashmedia@hhs.gov This April, as a nation we commemorate National Minority Health Month with a focus on how we are working to accelerate health equity for the nation. During National Minority Health Month 2016, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the HHS Office of Minority Health to highlight Administration and HHS…